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Cyberprovincialism

Fuchs, M 2009, 'Cyberprovincialism' , in: Coded Cultures. Exploring Creative Emergences , 5uper.net, Vienna / Yokohama, p. 58.

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      Abstract

      Collapsing Locality – Ludic Locations Place and space are notions that have to be renegotiated once territory is claimed in virtual environments. A discourse on locative aspects of virtual environments will have to find new forms of transport and of non-travelling to rediscover place and location in e-space. These locations are however often characterised by an extreme homogenisation of appearance and talk. Foreign languages are not strictly forbidden - they are often cherished as exotic and cool -, but the practice is less then monolingual, it is controlled by a totalitarism of jargon below the level of language or even dialect. The article questions notions of internationalisation and suggests that SecondLife is a conglomerate of cyberprovincialism rather than an international community.

      Item Type: Book Section
      Editors: Russegger, Georg
      Themes: Subjects / Themes > B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
      Subjects outside of the University Themes
      Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media > Centre for Media, Art & Design Research and Engagement (MADRE)
      Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media
      Publisher: 5uper.net
      Refereed: Yes
      ISBN: 978-3-200-01532-6
      Depositing User: Dr. Mathias Fuchs
      Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2011 16:43
      Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:45
      URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/12703

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